by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
We liberals and progressives may someday get back into power, in both the Congress and the White House. Don't hold your breath, but even with the monstrously weak Democratic Party and the monstrously strong Republican cheating machine, it might conceivably happen. If it does, there will be a host of most important issues to deal with, ranging from restoring the Constitutional system of checks and balances, to re-establishing the Federal government in the role envisioned for it by the Preamble to the Constitution, to dealing with Iraq and the whole Middle East with a policy designed to achieve the best results for the people of the region, not the US oil companies. We will also need a new Federal stem cell research policy.